A TEENAGE boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being involved in a crash with a bus in Cheshire.

The collision happened near Widnes library on Victoria Road shortly before 4.45pm on Wednesday, May 4.

The 14-year-old is being treated in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where his condition is currently described as critical but stable.

In a dramatic rescue, firefighters spent more than an hour to free the teenage pedestrian.

The major rescue unit from Winsford helped crews with the major operation.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters spent more than an hour working to rescue a teenager who had been in collision with a bus close to Kingsway Children’s Centre.

“The male casualty was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital by paramedics.”

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust said the boy sustained 'serious injuries'.

Roads in the area were closed for several hours whilst emergency crews were at the scene.

The incident happened near the junction of Kingsway and Moor Lane.

The police are now appealing for witnesses and video footage.

Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone with any information that could help their investigation.

Anyone with any information or video footage should contact Cheshire Police at cheshire.police.uk/tell-us, or call 101, quoting IML 1260799.